A guide to Legionella | Hot Topics

A guide to Legionella

Legionella is a hazardous bacteria that can be found in water. In a residential property, Legionella can grow in water stored at temperatures between 20°C and 50°C degrees. If ingested or inhaled, water containing Legionella may lead to Legionnaires’ disease or legionellosis – an infectious and sometimes fatal form of pneumonia. 

We are all experiencing an exceptionally hot July - simple steps can be taken by you to reduce the risk within your home, please see our Guide to Legionella Leaflet (pdf 4MB) and follow our top tips to keep your home safe from Legionella this summer.

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